JAT Holdings PLC, the market leader for wood coatings in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with the vision of being the Brand of Choice in wood coatings in Asia, partnered the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) at their 4th CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Session. The event was held at the SLIA Auditorium on 9th February 2023, under the theme, “Global Trends in Architectural Wood Coatings”, and witnessed the participation of more than 100 leading architects, followed by a fellowship dinner.
The highlight of the event was an extensive presentation on Global Wood Finishes by Mr. Aelian Gunawardene the Founder and Managing Director of JAT Holdings. The presentation touched on the importance of choosing the right finish for varied products manufactured in wood, whether it is for interior or exterior, using water-based or solvent-based, transparent or pigmented, matt or gloss coatings, and highlighted the importance of enhancing the beauty of wooden substrates and protecting it against ageing, atmospheric agents, and physical and chemical stress, all in an environmentally sustainable manner.
At the event, exhibits of the wood finishes were displayed, and attendees were able to witness the benefits of JAT Wood Coating Solutions, which are durable and resistant to salt spray, UV rays, and other weather conditions. The presentation focused on different finishes including, Rustic (Shabby finish), Resin filled finish, Polyester Coatings, Polyurethan coatings, and specific Waterbased coatings for Doors and Windows, Garden Furniture, Exterior Timber Decking and interior wooden flooring.
Expressing his support for the event, Aelian Gunawardene mentioned, “JAT Holdings is proud to have partnered the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in organising the 4th CPD session. We believe that events like these are essential for industry professionals to stay updated on the latest trends and technologies in the field. It was an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our expertise in wood coatings and provide architects with a deeper understanding of the importance of choosing the right wood coating solutions for modern architecture.”
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Archt. Migara Alwis, FIA (SL), Former Chairman of the Professional Affairs Board. The panellists included Archt. D. B. Navaratne, FIA (SL), Archt. Damith Premathilake, FIA (SL), former Hon. Treasurer, SLIA, and Wasantha Gunarathne, Director – Sales and Technical-South Asia at JAT Holdings PLC and Mr. Aelian Gunawardene.
JAT Holdings has established an unmatched product portfolio that caters to every wood coating requirement and has created multiple ranges of leading products under the ‘JAT Wood Coatings Solutions’ umbrella. The Group’s expertise in wood coatings in Sri Lanka and South Asia has positioned it as an innovative and transformative company that provides the construction industry with truly innovative and futuristic wood coating solutions with brands such as Sayerlack and Masters.
These CPD sessions, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in partnership with JAT, helps to support this community of professionals, to be updated with the latest industry developments making architects who follow these events more informed to make the correct decisions in specifying products on projects they undertake.
About JAT Holdings PLC
Since its founding in 1993, JAT Holdings has established itself as a market leader in Sri Lanka for wood coatings and as one of the country’s most promising conglomerates. This is further attested to by accolades such as being ranked amongst Sri Lanka’s ‘Top 100 Most Respected Companies’ by LMD for four years consecutively and also ranking among the ‘Top 20 Conglomerate Brands’ by Brand Finance.